Weekly Update September 29, 2017

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Weekly Update September 29, 2017

Weekly Update September 29, 2018


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Which Wich Armed Robbery Guilty PleaAfter a thorough Coronado Police investigation and solid evidence, three people pleaded guilty on Friday, September 22, for their parts in the late July armed robbery of Which Wich sandwich shop in Coronado. Two of the three had been identified as those who entered the store and robbed the employees at gunpoint. A third accomplice was waiting for the suspects in a nearby car. On October 25, the two who went inside the shop will be sentenced to three years in prison and the accomplice to 365 days in a local jail. 


Coronado Cays Street Improvements:  Two separate street improvement projects in the Coronado Cays will begin soon. Combined, the two projects will result in all public streets within the Cays (except Antigua Court) receiving some form of rehabilitation work. Most of the streets will receive a slurry seal, but St. Kitt’s, Port Royale, and a small section of Bridgetown Bend will have all asphalt removed and replaced. Striping and pavement markings will be temporarily removed or covered so temporary signs and other traffic control measures will be deployed. The entrance to the Coronado Cays also will be affected by the work. Residential streets will be closed to traffic while maintenance activity is taking place; residents will be notified via door hangers and “no parking” signs ahead of any work adjacent to their properties. Work is expected to begin in early October and be completed before Thanksgiving. Check this flier for more information.

Cays flier

Hepatitis A Update:  City representatives attended an outreach meeting provided by San Diego County Health officials on the Hepatitis A outbreak. To date, there have been 17 deaths and 461 confirmed probable cases. Most of the cases are in San Diego and impact the at-risk homeless and illicit drug user communities. The County’s three-pronged outreach strategy is: vaccinate, sanitize and educate. The County is providing vaccinations to the at-risk population City employees who are in vulnerable positions, such as first responders, will be offered the vaccination if they haven’t yet received it. To put things in perspective, the flu virus killed 87 people in San Diego County last year. According to County health officials, if you are not among the target groups, you are safe. Washing hands after using the restroom and before and after eating remains the best way to stay healthy and avoid Hepatitis A and the flu. The County’s Health and Human Services Agency’s Hepatitis A website has information, contacts, news and other resources. The City continues to provide an extra layer of cleaning of its public restrooms with a chlorine bleach solution to help prevent the spread of the virus. 

Bulky Item Pick-up Week: This year’s Bulky Item Cleanup Event will take place the week of October 2-6, and will occur on residents’ regularly scheduled residential curbside collection days. Place unwanted bulk items on the curb along with your regular collection carts by 6 a.m. These typically include broken appliances, water heaters, furniture, old mattresses (please wrap mattresses prior to setting out - special mattress disposal bags can be purchased at hardware stores or online), and other miscellaneous bulky household clutter. All yard waste will be recycled and must be bagged or bundled. Tree trimmings should be cut into 3-foot lengths and tied securely into bundles not greater than 18 inches in diameter. Debris from contractors, landscapers or commercial businesses will not be accepted. No hazardous waste will be accepted. Here is a link to EDCO’s website with more information.

Bulky Item

Employee of the Quarter:  Wesley Jones, an office specialist handling facility rentals and golf tournaments for Recreation and Golf Services, has been selected as the recipient of the City’s Employee of the Quarter award for April to June 2017. Wesley has worked for the City for five years, two as a temporary employee and three as a permanent employee. He was nominated by coworkers for his exemplary work ethic, ability to inspire staff members and superior customer service skills. Wesley is known for going the extra mile for patrons at their weddings, meetings and conferences.


Columbus Day Holiday: The City will observe the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 9, and reminds residents and businesses of what municipal facilities will remain open and what will close. Police, Fire and Lifeguard safety personnel will be on duty. Public Services will be on call over to respond to emergencies but will not sweep streets Monday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection. Here is the holiday schedule:

Columbus Day

C3 Gallery Student Exhibition: The annual school exhibition in the C3 Gallery in the Coronado Community Center opens October 4 and runs through October 25. The gallery will feature an exhibition curated and mounted by the Coronado High School Art Department titled “Head to Toes (and everything in between).” An artist opening reception is set for Wednesday, October 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Nautilus Room. The Cultural Arts Commission manages the gallery and exhibitions to display and promote the art of Coronado’s local creative community. Artist receptions are free and open to the public.


Rideshare Week:  From October 2-6, the City is encouraging its employees to carpool, walk, bike, or take transit to work, and providing incentives, prizes, tips, and guidance for those who do. Visit the iCommute Rideshare web page (https://icommutesd.com/events/rideshare-week) to learn more or to find out if your employer is participating.

Pet of the Week: Logan, a long-haired Chihuahua mix who was found as a stray on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Logan has a soft white coat, a sweet face and an easy-going personality. He is just over a year old and is looking for a home. To set up a visit with Logan, call the PAWS of Coronado, which manages the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371. 


Navy News:  Items of note this week from the Navy.

  • The Navy is conducting dive operations on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado from 25 September 25-29 from 3 through 10 p.m. on all five days.

  • A historical tour of Naval Air Station North Island is available to the public on October 19.  More information can be found here.

San Diego Waterfront Park Event
:  The County of San Diego has notified the City of the now twice-a-year music festival at its Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. The music festival will be held Saturday-Sunday, September 30 to October 1; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers expect 16,500 people. Questions can be directed to the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation at (619) 232-7275. Complaints or concerns regarding the event can be directed to the event’s Community Relations Manager Christian Clark at (858) 337-8001 or christian@CRSSDfest.com.



Pool News: The Aquatics Center annual maintenance is under way.  New pool pumps and timers will replace older, outdated equipment. The pool will remain closed through Sunday, October 15.  The new pool schedule for the Fall, from August 22-February 18, is available online. 



Armchair Travel:  The next Armchair Travel presentation is Tuesday, October 17, when David and Lei Udell will share their recent visit to New Zealand, the “other country down under.” Armchair Travel meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Coronado Community Center in the Nautilus Room. Refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:45 p.m. A $5 fee is payable at the front desk in the Community Center. 


Turkey Coloring Contest 2017:  The annual contest begins October 3. The final date to submit entries is October 24. Winners will receive their awards at the November 7 City Council meeting. Turkey coloring sheets will be available online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or for pick-up at the Community Center. Contact (619) 522-7342 for more information.


Babysitter Training:  A Babysitter Training class will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. Cost is $140, or $130 for residents. Learn about responsibilities, infant care, safety and an introduction to First Aid. For more information and to register go to www.coronado.ca.us/Recreation or call (619) 522-7342.


Spreckels Center: The Spreckels Center offers free informative and engaging educational programs to the 50-plus community on Wednesdays during the month of October, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required and seating is limited. The lectures include: “All About Eyes: What Seniors Should Know About Age Related Eye Conditions” on October 4; “The Electoral College: Boon or Bane” on October 11; and “The Aging Process: What is Normal and What is Not” on October 25.

Coronado Seniors Out and About:  The Coronado Seniors Out and About Program has hit a milestone. The program recently enrolled its 100th rider and is expected to keep growing. Currently, 16 volunteer drivers are providing scheduled rides for Coronado’s 60-plus community that has little or no transportation means. Rides are provided to medical/health related offices, grocery stores, banks, social events, fitness activities, barber/beauty shops and more. Drives can go into San Diego, up to 25 miles, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The program is in need of volunteer drivers.  Please contact the Coronado Seniors Out and About staff today to become a rider or volunteer driver!  Call (619) 522-6302 or visit us online at www.coronado.ca.us/outandabout for more information. 



Gymnastics Open Gym:  The gymnastics program has a new youth gymnastics training opportunity. Along with the ongoing instructional gymnastics classes, the Community Center is hosting an Open Gym gymnastics session each week so that gymnasts ages 8-17 can perfect their skills. Whether your child concentrates on the balance beam, uneven bars, tumbling or the vault, the weekly Open Gym gymnastics session on Tuesday, from 5 - 5:40 p.m., will give them a chance to perfect fitness and skills.  The beauty of the new Gymnastics Open Gym is that it is a drop-in program so neither preregistration nor participation in other gymnastics classes is required to attend.  Recreation and Golf Services offers gymnastics and tumbling classes for tots through teen ages. 



Commission Vacancies:  The City has one immediate vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission and the following vacancies will occur by or before the end of 2017. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on the deadline day:

  • One vacancy on the Bicycle Advisory Committee; applications are due on October 23

  • One vacancy on the Civil Service Commission; applications are due on November 13

  • One vacancy on the Planning Commission; applications are due on November 13






Design Review Commission: On Wednesday, September 27, the Design Review Commission approved the following:

  • The exterior design of a proposed two-unit residential condominium at 804 E Ave.

804 D

  • The exterior remodel of a four-unit apartment at 745-751 D Ave.

745-751 D


Library Programs:  This week’s Autumn Piano Concert will feature Ed Kornhauser, who will perform “Jazz on the Run” today, September 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Winn Room. The first meeting of the Spoilers Book Club is on Saturday, September 30.  The film “The Circle,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, based on David Eggers novel of the same name will be screened. The latest Digital Media Lab mini-workshop was held on Monday, September 25. Patrons received instruction on “Recording and Editing Stories.” Local author J. E. Laufer visited the library to discuss and sign her new book “Choices: The True Story of One Family’s Daring Escape to Freedom.” Books were available for purchase through Bay Books. A Social Media Workshop for seniors was held on Thursday, September 28.


Youth Programs:  On Tuesday, September 26, at the Kids’ Craft, participants made Owls.  Also on Tuesday, the Teen Advisory Board met to discuss upcoming events for Teens.  On Wednesday afternoon, the teens tackled “Outdoor Challenges” on the Library Lawn.

Youth Activities Library



Public Services Work UpdatesCity crews worked on several projects around the City. Here are the most recent: 

  • EDCO will have mulch available for self-load/self-haul at the 100 block of B Avenue by the Coronado Little League field. The mulch is for Coronado residents only and will be available from October 3-6. Come early and bring a shovel to get your compost while it lasts. If you plan to haul your compost in an open truck or trailer, please remember to bring a tarp to cover your material.

  • As part of an annual palm-pruning program, the City’s contractor is pruning palms in parkways and parks throughout Coronado. Palm fruiting and hanging fronds are a common concern for residents. Both can occur simultaneously throughout town so the City must be diligent and coordinated in its work to remove both fruit and fronds. The contractor began work in the Cays and is now on the east side of Orange Avenue. From there, the contractor will start work on the west side Orange and expects to finish palm pruning by mid-December. Public Services appreciates the patience of residents as the contractor works on a street by street basis. No parking signs may appear on short notice if pruners get ahead of schedule. The City appreciates residents’ quick response in moving vehicles so the work can be completed. The contractor has two crews of up to 3 people each with one supervisor. They work in white and yellow trucks. 



  • Streets Division patched 12 sunken areas along Coronado Ave and filled in several potholes. 

Streets Patched

Streets Patched all

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Cays Street
Posted on 09/29/2017
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